Famous Atheist Christopher Hitchens Speaks Out on Abortion

By Sarah Terzo

The late Christopher Hitchens said the following in Nation magazine, in April 1989:

“[A]nyone who has ever seen a sonogram or has spent even an hour with a textbook on embryology knows that emotions are not the deciding factor [in abortions]…In order to terminate a pregnancy, you have to still a heartbeat, switch off a developing brain…break some bones, and rupture some organs.”

Quoted in Mehdi Hasan “Being Pro-Life Doesn’t Make Me Any Less of a Lefty” Huffington Post December 14, 2012.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission. Sarah Terzo is offering a short, free pro-life eBook that exposes the pro-choice movement. Click here to get it.